Relay for Life kicks off

Yakima's Relay for Life kicked off Saturday at Franklin Middle School's track. From noon until noon Sunday, people from all over will be walking the track to fight against cancer. Action News had their own team headed by Jim Neidelman. Yakima's goal is to raise more than $200,000 for the American Cancer Society. Hundreds of supporters and survivors were at the event.

"When you get stricken with cancer, you're lost," a survivor told Action News. "I mean, 'how long do you have to live? Am I going to die soon?' Just to see all these people's support, the compassion, the caring, it just really touches you in your heart and you've got a lot to live for. It makes you stop and think, 'cancer, we're going to fight it.'"

Relay for Life events started in Tacoma. Yakima shortly followed and we have the second oldest event in the world.